Genealogy in Castel San Lorenzo

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

Tracing your Italian roots back to Castel San Lorenzo, in Salerno province, Campania region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Castel San Lorenzo, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Castel San Lorenzo
If your ancestral trail leads to Castel San Lorenzo, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Castel San Lorenzo City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Castel San Lorenzo residents since then.
  • Castel San Lorenzo Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Castel San Lorenzo’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Castel San Lorenzo

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Castel San Lorenzo Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Castel San Lorenzo Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Castel San Lorenzo during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Castel San Lorenzo to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Castel San Lorenzo !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Castel San Lorenzo, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at or fill this form

    Next picture shows the demographic trends in Castel San Lorenzo from the Italian Unification (1861).
    This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castel San Lorenzo. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Castel San Lorenzo archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Salerno province are:
    Alfano, Amato, Annunziata, Apicella, Bruno, Califano, Caputo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cuomo, D’Amato, D’Ambrosio, D’Angelo, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, Esposito, Ferraioli, Ferrara, Gallo, Giordano, Greco, Grimaldi, Iannone, Lamberti, Landi, Manzo, Marino, Napoli, Pagano, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Pepe, Rinaldi, Rizzo, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Senatore, Sessa, Sica, Sorrentino, Tortora, Trotta, Vitale, Vitolo, Volpe.

    Church Records in Castel San Lorenzo

    Church archives in Salerno province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
    So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Campania started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Castel San Lorenzo on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

    In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Castel San Lorenzo:

    S. GIOVANNI BATTISTA – Via S. Tommasini, 5

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Castel San Lorenzo, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

    Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives of Salerno.

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Castel San Lorenzo area , write to or fill the form here.

    Our expert will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Campania and of course in Castel San Lorenzo too.

    Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Castel San Lorenzo forum:
    if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Castel San Lorenzo feel free to leave a message below.

    4 thoughts on “Genealogy in Castel San Lorenzo”

    1. My great grandfather Luigi Masi was born in Castel San Lorenzo. He lived in Haiti. He used to import wine from San Lorenzo in huge wooden barrels. He stayed in Haiti until about 1961 when he returned to San Lorenzo and died there shortly after. He was buried in San Lorenzo. We lost track of the family. My grandmother used to tell me how he contributed to rebuild the church. Any information will be appreciated.

    2. My father was born in Castel San Lorenzo on 4/10/1902. I believe the correct spelling of his name is Guiseppi Chiorazzo. His parents were Antonio Chirazzo and Filomena Peduto. Is it possible to get his birth record as well as his parents’ and/or their marriage certificate?

    3. Ciao
      My great-grandparents arrived in Brazil im 26/01/1889. Luigi Di Vernieri and Elena Di Vernieri. They married in Castel San Lorenzo. I am building my family tree and I would love a little help. Thanks

    4. Christine Piccillo/Pacifico Napolitano

      I’ve been doing my family history for 10 + years and I have visited Castel San Lorenzo 9 years ago. I met cugino’s who were more than happy to introduce me to additional family….It was an exciting day for me and I wished I could’ve stayed longer. I continue to reminese my trip. Both grandparents Antonio Picillo and Maddelena Pacifico were from the cummunity. When Giovanni Pacifico (my 2nd cousin) brought me to San Giovanni Battiste Church unfortunately weren’t able to visit inside. How do I receive information if my family belonged to this church? I think there was additional churches in the commune. I look forward to your response.

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